Preserving a Local Collection of Early 1900s Postcards – The Allan Project

A 1914-1915(?) French postcard warning “They are coming, they are coming… Cossacks to Berlin!!!” Preserving a collection of  Early 1900s postcards Report 1, Jan 2020 Dr. Amir Moghadam Zane Metcalfe Project Significance Historical Background Emergence of the global postal system during the 19th century opened up new possibilities for communication among people as a result … More Preserving a Local Collection of Early 1900s Postcards – The Allan Project

The Bank of Newcastle The First “Country Bank” in Australia

  Mr Ian Bowrey has brought to our attention the auction of an original banknote issued in 1828 by the Bank of Newcastle as reported the the Topics column of the Newcastle Herald (12/12/19). The auction is being held by Smalls Auctions, Paddington, Sydney, commencing 12 noon on Sunday 15 December 2019. The starting bid … More The Bank of Newcastle The First “Country Bank” in Australia

The “Red Books” of Dr Ben Champion Accessible At Last

Thanks to a donation from the family of the late Dr Ben Champion to the Vera Deacon Regional History Fund, the complete Hunter Valley Registers spanning 1843 to 1905 have now been digitised and available on the Living Histories @ UON digital platform. The complete set are available here for free access: https://livinghistories.newcastle.edu.au/nodes/view/99575 The digitisation … More The “Red Books” of Dr Ben Champion Accessible At Last

Keeping Wallsend Hospital History alive

Wallsend medical and health history is being kept alive through a newly curated display of objects and memorabilia from the former Wallsend Hospital Museum. This was in collaboration with the University of Newcastle’s GLAMx Lab and the Andrew Nash Clinic. We acknowledge and congratulate Ashlea Oliver on her curatorial work as a final year Bachelor … More Keeping Wallsend Hospital History alive

Eight Hour League 150th Anniversary

You are welcome to visit the “150th Anniversary of the Newcastle Eight Hour Day” Exhibition and Library until Friday 6 December, 2019. WHERE: 406\408 King Street, Newcastle. Hunter Unions Building level 2 WHEN: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm, until 6 December. The Eight Hour Committee was the forerunner to Newcastle Trades Hall Council (Hunter Workers). By Rod Noble The … More Eight Hour League 150th Anniversary

Videocast – Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801–2012

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 11 September 2012) “‘Here is an Asylum open…’ Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801–2012” by Ann Hardy PhD candidate in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Presented on the 7th September as part of the 2012 History Seminar … More Videocast – Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801–2012

The Newcastle Industrial Girls’ School

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 28 June 2013) The Newcastle Industrial Girls’ School, ‘…the little volcano slumbered’ The Newcastle Industrial School for Girls opened in 1867 and was the beginning of a new era at the Government Domain (James Fletcher Hospital). The story of the girls at … More The Newcastle Industrial Girls’ School

“Islands of the Insane” – our records, perceptions and the lost voices from the ‘asylum’

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 4 December 2014) Paper presented at the Australian Archives Conference ‘Archives on the Edge’ University of Newcastle Tasmania, Australia 18-21 August 2015 ABSTRACT- This article examines the mental health records from the ‘Newcastle Asylum for Imbecile and Idiot’ (1871-1900) held at Archives … More “Islands of the Insane” – our records, perceptions and the lost voices from the ‘asylum’

“. . . here is an Asylum open . . .” Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801 – 2014 now online

(This post has been transferred from ‘Newcastle Government Domain’ WordPress site- originally posted 1 August 2014) Dr Ann Hardy’s thesis  ““. . . here is an Asylum open . . .” Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801 – 2014″ on the national significance of the former James Fletcher Hospital site is available … More “. . . here is an Asylum open . . .” Constructing a Culture of Government Care in Australia 1801 – 2014 now online